Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga to perform at US President-elect Biden's inauguration


Vice-president-elect Kamala Harris will first be sworn in as vice-president by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Published: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 4:36 PM

Last updated: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 4:58 PM

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to start at 9pm UAE time. Kamala Harris will first be sworn in as US vice-president by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Then, Joseph R. Biden Jr. will be sworn in as the 46th president by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Jennifer Lopez, and Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem.

According to a report in the New York Times, Garth Brooks is also expected to perform. Biden and Harris, along with their spouses, Jill Biden and Douglas Emhoff, will conduct a review of the military and visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns after the swearing-in ceremony.

Three former US presidents and their spouses -- Barack and Michelle Obama, George W. and Laura Bush, and Bill and Hillary Clinton -- will attend the inauguration ceremony.

Biden and Harris will head to the White House after their inauguration. No customary parade will be held along Pennsylvania Avenue.

Instead, a virtual procession will be hosted by the actor Tony Goldwyn at 12:15am UAE time. It will showcase performers and speakers from across the country.

Political commentator Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame will make an appearance, and Earth Wind & Fire, an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, dance, Latin, and Afro pop, will perform on the occasion.

Where to watch?

The Biden Inaugural Committee will broadcast an official livestream of all events on its website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter.

The White House will also stream the inauguration live.

Television networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, PBS, NBC and MSNBC, will air live coverage of the inauguration.

On 5:30am UAE time on Thursday, actor Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute event that will include remarks from Biden, Harris and performances from Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Ant Clemons and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as Foo Fighters, John Legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bruce Springsteen.

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